Come and know closely the rural life in a country that outstands for its huge lands and agricultural and cattle breeding tradition. Rural tourism in Argentina takes place at more than 1.000 establishments, of different type, size and category, like estancias, country hotels, inns or farms.
Every region features rural establishments, although the highest concentration is found in Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Patagonia, mainly in the province of Santa Cruz. Each one has characteristics and options closely related to its physical environment, offering visitors the chance of enjoying natural landscapes mingled with typical food and rural culture.
Some of the activities worth to be mentioned are: Pato games (a national sport practiced by the Gauchos), horse riding, walks, fauna and flora watching, refreshing at good swimming pools, wind mills watching, herd cattle, milk cows, shear sheep, ranch roping, rawhide braiding, pure blood horses, bike tours, guitar shows with folk dances by the night fire after a delicious asado with a good red wine. Beyond doubts, Argentine country is an option for everyone's tastes and preferences.
Argentine estancias are faithful representations of our identity, they mingle with the history and essence of our culture. They constitute one of the most remarkable alternatives in non-conventional tourism, they know how to obtain the perfect combination between mystic, custom, history and country landscape, offering comfortable lodging in the middle of nature. Many of them with old houses, English, French, Italian or Spaniard Colonial styles, of great historical value, luxuriously equipped, offering the chance of relax. Others, with broad extensions and remarkable characteristics, invite to adventure tourism and fun!